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Professor Chris Mechefske ( Canada ), P.E. , PhD Mech. Eng., is an Authority and an International Expert in Machine Condition Monitoring , Fault Diagnosis , Vibration and Predictive Maintenance with over 27 years of academic and industrial experience in this field.  

He is currently the Professor of Machinery Vibration & Condition Monitoring at Queen's University, Ontario, Canada , where he is teaching and supervising postgraduate researchers ( Master's , PhDs , Postdocs ).

During his long career life, Dr. Mechefske worked for many world-class companies from Australia in the far southeast to Canada in the far northwest of the world and throughout Europe and the United States . His list of companies includes Van-Rob Stamping Inc ., Mattamy Homes Ltd ., Syncrude Canada Ltd ., GM Defence , Ontario Power Generation , Philips Lighting , Boston Edison , Farmatic Research Inc. , Thames Valley , BTR Nylex Ltd ., Cargill Inc., Powertech Labs and B.C. Hydro .

Dr. Mechefske is a Visiting Professor at the University of Western Ontario ( Canada ), East China Jiaotong University ( China ), Gunma University ( Japan ) and Monash University ( Australia ). He is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management , a Member of the Canadian Advisory Council ( ISO Technical Committee 108 ), the President of the Canadian Machinery Vibration Association ( CMVA ), an Executive Board Member of the USA Vibration Institute ( VI ), a Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ( ASME ), a Member of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers ( CSME ), a Member of British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing , a Member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine ( ISMRM ), the Chairman of the Canadian Machinery Vibration Association ( CMVA ), the Chairman of the Mechanical Vibration and Noise Committee of ASME , a Member of the Steering Committee of Asia Pacific Conference on Systems Integrity and Maintenance ( ACSIM ), a Member of the Steering Committee of the World Congress on Engineering Asset Management ( WCEAM ), and a Member of the Steering Committee of Asia-Pacific Vibration Conference ( APVC ).

Dr. Mechefske received many awards from Canada , Australia , Japan , the UK and the USA for his excellent performance on Machinery Vibration and Condition Monitoring . He has 4 patents and numerous publications , proceedings, papers and presentations. His recent book " Machine Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis, Vibration and Shock Handbook ", was just published by CRC Press ( Florida , USA ) last June 2005.

Dr. Mechefske has a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University ( Australia ), a Master and Bachelor Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Guelph ( Canada ) with First-Class Honours .



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